Anne Fitzpatrick Wallace Walker
Anne Fitzpatrick Wallace Walker, 85, passed away peacefully at home January 16, 2013, following a short illness.
The daughter of the late Anne Douglas and Leonard Dewey Wallace, she was born in Madison February 6, 1927. She attended local schools before continuing her education at Wesleyan College and The University of Georgia, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and graduated with a degree in Psychiatry. After working in Atlanta with the Department of Social Services, she married the late Barrett Lamar Walker in 1949.
The Walkers resided in Richmond, Virginia, Glen Rock, New Jersey, Wheaton, Illinois, Lafayette, Louisiana and Tupelo, Mississippi before returning to Madison in 1986. The Walkers loved Madison and the family and friends who lived there and were eager to return for their retirement years.
In Madison, she was active in The Colonial Dames, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and Magnolia Garden Club. She attended First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Anne Walker Sessions and her husband Steve of Advance, NC; a son, Barrett Lamar Walker, Jr. and his wife Kathi of Winston Salem, NC; grandchildren, Ben Sessions and his wife Cristen of Winston Salem, NC, Kate Sessions of New York, NY, Jessica Walker of San Francisco, CA, Elizabeth Walker of Chicago, IL, and great-granddaughter, Vivian Sessions of Winston Salem, NC. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Adelaide and Graham Ponder of St. Simons Island, brother and sister- in -law William and Joanne Wallace of Decatur, brother, Leonard Wallace, and brother–in-law and sister-in-law Marshall and Marilyn Walker, all of Madison, and many dear nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Madison United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 26 at 11:30 a.m. A visitation with the family will be held at the church from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m in the Gathering Area behind the Sanctuary.
The family wishes to thank the many friends who visited during her illness and her special caregivers, Ashley, Diane, Amber and Linda.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Madison United Methodist Church.
Printed in the January 24, 2013 edition.